Fall 2019

Adventures in Contemporary Drama: A Play is what I call a Play

Listed in: Theater and Dance, as THDA-222


Ana Candida Carneiro (Section 01)


How has the theater text changed to accommodate new performance practices? What can be called a “play” today? In this course, we will explore contemporary theater texts from around the world. By reading plays from authors such as Samuel Beckett, Heiner Muller, Caryl Churchill, Young Jean Lee, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Meng Jinghui, among others, we will learn to adopt a “dramaturgical lens” to approach theater and text for performance. Suitable for aspiring professionals in all roles in theater, as well as theater lovers in general, this course also includes practical creative exercises in dramaturgy. Open to first-year students.

Fall semester. Visiting Artist Carneiro. 


Attention to Research, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Fine Arts for Non-majors


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2018, Fall 2019